VADER Release Two Digital Singles; Album Pre-Order Available


Digital singles
‘Prayer to the God of War’ and
‘Parabellum’ out now;
Album pre-order available 

The longest living and most resilient tank of Poland’s Death Metal fleet has once again hoisted its flag – ready to overrun the world with its new triumphant procession. They recently fired their first warning shot with their ‘Iron Times’ EP, and now VADER are building their own all conquering empire with new studio album ‘The Empire’ (out 4th November).

Today, the band release the digital double single ‘Prayer to the God of War’ and ‘Parabellum’as instant grat tracks. Pre-Order ‘The Empire’ now and get both songs directly as a download. Pre-Order digitally via iTunes here:

Pre-Order ‘The Empire’ Limited Edition lilac vinyl via the NBUK Store.
Pre-Order ‘The Empire’ on CD.
Pre-Order ‘The Empire’ on Vinyl.

The lyric video of the track ‘Prayer to the God of War’ has been released via YouTube.
Check it out here:


The stunning cover artwork of ‘The Empire’ was created by acclaimed artist Joe Petagno who has also created artwork for Pink Floyd, Led ZeppelinMotörheadMarduk and Sodom.

Mastermind Piotr ‘Peter’ Wiwczarek states:
“Here is the cover art for ‘The Empire’ created by Joe Petagno himself !!! The whole design includes many details connected to the main theme influencing me before and during the process of recording: war and the “cold crisis” around us today… There are also links to couple of famous movie series, which influence the generations and erupt with violence, hate and “imperial tendencies”… Is this just a fantasy or maybe a sign of the 21st century generation ?  You have to answer that yourself… and the future will show us how real that feeling is. Enjoy ‘The Empire’ and join us on tour soon!”

Tracklisting of ‘The Empire’
Angels of Steel
Prayer to the God of War (album version)
Iron Reign
No Gravity
The Army-Geddon
Feel My Pain
Parabellum (album version)
Send Me Back to Hell

Without doubt, ‘The Empire’ falls under the category of VADER’s classic albums. The impressive monument that they have built with their 13th studio album will immediately find its place in metal history. And it will also prove that VADER don’t need to make their peace with the world; they never did, and they certainly don’t now – especially after writing more than 30 years’ worth of death metal history.

The globally conquering weapon was produced, mixed and mastered by Wojtek and Slawek Wiesawski. ‘The Empire’ was completed within the secret bunkers of Hertz Studios in Bialystok, Poland. The weapon is going to be unleashed upon the world on November 4th, 2016 by commanders in chief, Nuclear Blast.

The EP ‘Iron Times’ is available digitally here:

VADER will be returning to London this November, as part of their 9 date ‘Rise Of The Empire’European tour. They will be playing London venue, The Dome on 14th November alongside Florida death metal mob Hate Eternal and Canada’s syncopated metal machine Threat Signal.

You can purchase tickets here:
14th November – London, The Dome


There is some contention as to the beginnings of Vader, but the truth is that they began in the autumn of 1983 by Piotr ‘Peter’ Wiwczarek (‘Bardast’ and later ‘Behemoth’ back then) playing the bass and the guitarist Zbyszek ‘Vika’ Wroblewski. Extreme metal was about to be born in Poland and Vader were among the pioneers of that genre in the newly emerging underground – and the only band from that era still reigning! The first crucial point in the band’s history was their participation in the first Polish heavy metal festival – Metalmania in 1986, where they played to an audience of around 5000 persons.

Vader recorded their first official material in 1989 in Olsztyn which became the 4-track demo‘Necrolust’. This was their first studio release that reached beyond the Polish borders and earned them some excellent reviews across the globe. They released the demo ‘Morbid Reich’ in 1990 which eventually gained the status of being one of the bestselling metal demos in history. ‘Morbid Reich’ was also the first release to host Vader’s now infamous logo.

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